I love my Felt Plants. They add such a beautiful color and texture to my garden, in addition to being a show-stopper plant.
In the Crassulaceae Family, the Kalanchoe beharensis aka Felt Plant is rather slow growing. I got my first starts from my gardening friends, Greg and Val, who have a gigantic specimen growing on their north facing garage wall. Greg has to do a good clean out once in a while and so he has gifted me pieces along the way. I’ve had the good fortune to be given branches so they are easy to stick in a pot and then it’s a waiting game.
Once in a while I have to snap off a leaf that’s hanging into the walkway and I try to g et pups from the leaf. Again, it’s a test of patience so I stick the leaf in a cool, dry place and check on the progress occasionally. This leaf rewarded me with a nice collection of pups to I pulled apart to replant.
I potted the five pieces above into a pot, and just let it do it’s thing for a while. Patience is a virtue!
Once these babies get rooted, I repot and give them away.